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Kool Keith - Keith
Kool Keith
Keith
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.11.2019
It’s been more than forty years since Kool Herc starting throwing parties in the South Bronx, and so you could forgive the casual fan for thinking that nearly every permutation of hip-hop has already been explored. But KEITH, the new album from the iconic rapper Kool Keith and the master producer Psycho Les (due out July 12 on Mello Music Group) argues just the opposite: that what’s absurdly funny can also be sinister and strange, that the form can still be broken in new and radical ways. Keith is, of course, one of the pivotal figures in the history of hip-hop, and has been one of the genre’s most singular writers and original voices. The Bronx native was a founding member of Ultramagnetic MCs, whose debut album, 1988’s Critical Beatdown, served as a blueprint for both internationally famous acts like Public Enemy and for the entire future of underground rap. But Keith’s solo work, which began in earnest in the mid-’90s with Dr. Octagonecologyst (released under a pseudonym, naturally) is even stranger, more experimental, more brilliant. He will enjamb seemingly unrelated ideas and images against one another with a poet’s love for language and a pornographer’s knack for camp. Subsequent records like 1997’s Sex Style, ‘99’s Black Elvis/Lost In Space, and 2000’s Matthew were hailed as instant classics; Keith has spent the last several years crafting expertly written records that are rewardingly bizarre, unlike anything else on the rap landscape –– and KEITH is a crown jewel in that excellent late-period run.

Psycho Les is a founding member of the Beatnuts, who were first notable as the only Latino members of the Native Tongues, the collective of groups that pushed hip-hop to its avant edges in the early ‘90s. They were staples throughout that decade, both with their own albums and via the production they did for artists as disparate as Fat Joe and Common –– as well as for their work pioneering the remix. The Beatnuts’ music had in its foreground cramped house parties and reckless debauchery; Les developed the unique ability as a producer to merge that abandon with technically rigorous sample manipulation and unique arrangements.

If you’re worried that two artists who have been working at this for so long would be tempted to rest on their laurels or make music that’s predictable, disabuse yourself of that notion. Keith opens the album with a tangent about Foot Locker –– not about buying shoes, but about lusting after the footwear chain’s employees, with their tight, referee-striped shirts and form-fitting black pants. It only gets stranger from there. His Lamborghinis aren’t just green, they’re pistachio green; his head is perfectly round like Charlie Brown’s; his handkerchief is worth your per diem. And as a vocalist, Keith is still as slippery and innovative as ever: see the way he slides right into an unorthodox flow at the beginning of “Slave Owner,” only to thin out his writing to allow for a string of insults from the titular slave owner.

KEITH is a laser-focused, remarkably vital work from two artists entering the fourth decades of their respective careers. If nothing else, take as an example a couple of the guests who appear here: there’s Jeru the Damaja, who represents the true-school ethos of New York in the early ‘90s, but there’s also Paul Wall –– he rides shotgun on “Foot Locker” –– who broke through more than a decade after Jeru, as the woozy, laconic Houston scene of the mid-2000s briefly stole the national spotlight. Both serve as ideal foils for Keith: they’re somehow tethered to Earth as we understand it, while he’s free to orbit around them, and us, in a path that only he will ever understand.
Kool Keith - Keith
Kool Keith
Keith
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Mello Music Group)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Legendary Ultramagnetic Frontman Kool Keith is back with a new album fully produced by
Psycho Les of The Beatnuts. The album features B-Real (Cypress Hill), Everlast, Paul Wall
and Jeru The Damaja.
Kool Keith - Diesel Truckers Limited Tape Edition Feat. Kutmasta Kurt
Kool Keith
Diesel Truckers Limited Tape Edition Feat. Kutmasta Kurt
Tape | 2018 | US | Original (Threshold)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
For the first time on tape. Only 50 made. Worldwide. Again: Only 50! And we only got a few to make our Cassette Store Day even more special, so be quick.
Kool Keith - Sex Style: The Un-Released Archives 10th Anniversary Colored Vinyl Edition
Kool Keith
Sex Style: The Un-Released Archives 10th Anniversary Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Threshold)
34,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited 10th anniversary edition repress of 300 copies only colored vinyl!

Kutmasta Kurt was busy producing music with Kool Keith as far back as 1993 ... now we officially get a chance to hear these archived tracks from 1993-1995.

A/B Side is pressed on marble burgundy vinyl, Side C/D is pressed on marble royal blue wax.
Kool Keith - Sex Style 20th Anniversary Edition
Kool Keith
Sex Style 20th Anniversary Edition
2CD | 2017 | US | Original (Threshold)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This limited 20th anniversary edition of Kool Keith's impossibly raunchy, "porno-core" 1997 classic, “Sex Style”. Includes instrumentals, limited to 500 copies worldwide.

He comes in many forms and many incarnations, but his style is distinctly his own. Just as there's no mistaking his smooth lyrical delivery and searing hip-hop prose with its underlying edgy beats, there's no denying the incredible force that is Kool Keith. Whether as a founding member of the legendary Ultramagnetic MCs, or in the guises of his renegade rap personas Dr. Octagon and Dr. Dooom, Keith has established himself as an innovative lyricist whose erudite raps push the envelope to the limit. When Keith Teams up with KutMasta Kurt on the production - they arguably create the best albums in his catalog.
Kool Keith - Black Elvis / Lost In Space
Kool Keith
Black Elvis / Lost In Space
2LP | 1999 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
24,99 €*
Release:1999 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Kool Keith is an American rapper from The Bronx known for his surreal, abstract and often profane or incomprehensible lyrics. Black Elvis/Lost in Space is the fourth studio album by mc Kool Keith, but recorded under the alias of Black Elvis. This is the first album performed under this alias.
Kool Keith - Feature Magnetic
Kool Keith
Feature Magnetic
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Straight up a new album from the legend with cameos by MF DOOM, Sadat X, Bumpy Knuckles, Ed O.G. and Slug of Atmosphere. Dig it!
Kool Keith - Keep it Real...Represent / Wearing Make-Up
Kool Keith - Blast
Kool Keith - Sex Style: The Un-Released Archives 10th AnniversaryTest Pressing
Kool Keith
Sex Style: The Un-Released Archives 10th AnniversaryTest Pressing
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Threshold)
94,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited test pressing of the 10th anniversary edition!
Only 1 copy per customer!
Kutmasta Kurt was busy producing music with Kool Keith as far back as 1993 ... now we officially get a chance to hear these archived tracks from 1993-1995.
Kool Keith - Sex Style 20th Anniversary Tape
Kool Keith
Sex Style 20th Anniversary Tape
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Threshold)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
20th anniversary limited edition of 100 pink colored cassette tapes!

Under the guise of über-mack Big Willie Keith, Kool Keith has composed an album that is so over-the-top nasty, you might want to handle it with surgical gloves…
Kool Keith - Sex Style 20th Anniversary Picture Disc
Kool Keith - Feature Magnetic
Kool Keith
Feature Magnetic
2CD | 2016 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
15,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Mello Music welcomes Kool Keith to the roster. New album features the likes of MF Doom, Ras Kass, Bumpy Knuckles and more.
Kool Keith - Sex Stye Unreleased Archives
Kool Keith - Sex Style Pink & Blue Vinyl Edition
Kool Keith
Sex Style Pink & Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1997 | US | Reissue (Threshold)
54,99 €*
Release:1997 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Reissued on colored vinyl, numbered edition of 550 copies. That's some sexy shit right here!!!
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